• For $15, you get two entrees (up to a $13.95 value each) and two nonalcoholic fountain drinks (up to a $2.30 value each) during lunch (up to a $32.50 total value). • For $25, you get one appetizer (up to an $11.95 value), two entrees (up to a $16.99 value each), and two margaritas (a $7.75 value each) during dinner (up to a $61.43 total value).
The owners at The Oaks grew up in the area, and they treat their restaurant almost like a second home. This isn't just because their restaurant physically resembles a house, with its cavernous screened-in porch and french doors. It's primarily because community is important to them, and they make it their mission to define The Oaks by its welcoming, homey environment. It's also a point of pride to the owners that much of their staff has worked there since The Oaks opened in 2000, after the Y2K panic subsided and restaurants could once more sell noncanned food. To craft upscale comfort and pub food from scratch, the owners mined their families' recipe books. The result? Ribs, fried mac 'n' cheese, grilled-grouper reubens, and a slew of beefy burgers savored both indoors and under the patio's strung-up lights and parasols.
At Big City Grill Co., patrons can experience metropolitan life without journeying far from home. The eatery reconstructs big-city dining by presenting a menu packed with signature foods from various cities, like a philly steak sandwich and a Chicago-style gyro. Additionally, the dining areas capture urban life with black-and-white cityscape murals, subway-car replicas, and tourists shuffling around the room asking each other for directions.
Della's After Dark is the Teen Wolf of eateries, morphing from a demure deli into a swanky spot for savories come sundown. Start with a sweet-potato-and-peanut soup ($5) before forking into lush salads such as the duck confit salad with spinach, walnuts, figs, and more skinny-dipping in a light puddle of pomegranate vinaigrette ($10). Della's menu also offers a variety of protein-based plates, from char-grilled giant squid ($17) to New Zealand rack of lamb with sweet-potato gnocchi ($25). Desserts change nightly; recent sweets include bananas foster and sticky date pudding.
Nearly thirty years ago, Jim Mellody set out to create the pub of his dreams. A family-friendly vibe. An abundance of TVs, with sports on every one. Burgers, wings, beers. With this idyllic setting in mind, he and wife Jeanette created Beef 'O' Brady's, a sports bar that more than lives up to Jim's vision. Beef's, as the pub's regulars quickly took to calling it, serves up plenty of what its name suggests. Angus burgers, reubens, steak burritos, and the roast beef garlic melt take starring roles on a lengthy menu, complementing chicken wings tossed in dry-rub or coated in one of 12 sauces. As guests dig into hearty feasts of pub food, they can watch sporting events that zip in through the restaurant's satellite dishes or break out spontaneously in the kitchen. A tribute to Jim's love of sports, pro memorabilia lines the walls, and in keeping with the Irish theme, an Irish blessing is featured on every menu, offering good fortune to all who visit.
The chefs at Neighborhood Bistro like to keep diners on their toes. Every month, they switch up the menu—some months they pot-fry gator, and other months they poach flounder in champagne, or dish out tiny Frankensteins. Well, cupcakes shapes like Frankenstein, with bulbous, yellow frosting eyes and red, stitched mouths. Those confectionary flourishes give a sense of the balance between casual atmosphere and gourmet food that characterizes Neighborhood Bistro. That blend is reflected in their menus, as well. For example, breakfast sometimes sees entrees such as Brioche French Toast Brule—brioche coated in cinnamon custard before the chef caramelizes it with his laser vision.